DCC heritage policy planner resigns

Dunedin City Council heritage planner Dan Windwood has resigned. Photo: Linda Robertson
Dunedin City Council heritage planner Dan Windwood has resigned. Photo: Linda Robertson

Dunedin is temporarily bereft of a heritage planner after the resignation of  Dan Windwood.

The resignation of the Dunedin City Council heritage policy planner follows that of urban design team leader Crystal Filep earlier this year.

The pair replaced former heritage planner Glen Hazelton, whose role was split into two after he left in 2016.

Dr Hazelton helped make heritage architecture a more important part of the city’s identity.

Dr Filep, who joined the council in late 2016, left at the end of May to take up a role at the University of Otago. Mr Windwood, who took up his role last year, finished yesterday.

Dunedin City Council community and planning group manager Nicola Pinfold said yesterday his role had been advertised and an announcement on his replacement was expected "very soon". She was not concerned about the short stays of both, as Mr Windwood had gone to a more senior role in Auckland and Dr Filep had moved to a lecturing position.

Heritage planning would be covered by other staff while the positions were vacant.

"We’ve got a good team of other people who can cover in the meantime."

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